Michael Formanek The Distance

Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change  

Posted by Juma at Feb. 25, 2011
Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change

Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change
EAC > FLAC | tracks | Log + CUE | cover scans | ~400 MB incl. recovery (4 files)
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern creative | Label: ECM (ecm 2167) | Year: 2010

ECM debut for Michael Formanek, whose formidable bass has propelled groups from the Mingus Big Band to Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and has backed artists as diverse as Chet Baker and Elvis Costello. A bandleader and composer in his own right, he is heard here with some highly-talented colleagues in an outgoing programme of his own pieces, whose unorthodox constructions set up strong solos and fiery group interaction.
Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016) {ECM 2484}

Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016) {ECM 2484}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 418MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

The Distance represents a grand creative leap for bassist-composer Michael Formanek, following two widely lauded ECM releases featuring his quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver. The new album showcases his texturally rich compositions for the dynamic 18-piece big band he has playfully dubbed Ensemble Kolossus. The project saw some of the most distinctive musicians on the New York scene bonding to realize Formanek’s epic design, as he re-imagined what a big band can be. Channelling sounds from the classic to the modern, he also composed for individually expressive soloists in the Ellingtonian tradition. Along with the dark-hued romanticism of the title track, The Distance features the “Exoskeleton” suite – a kaleidoscopic musical experience in which Formanek’s bold, beautiful vision for 21st-century large-ensemble jazz comes vibrantly to life.

Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at March 30, 2016
Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016)

Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71:16 min | 164 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM Records

Jazz composers writing for large ensembles have often avoided the label "big band," going back to the Jazz Composer's Orchestra in the '60s, not to mention Sun Ra's Arkestra and the many Swing Era bands that called themselves orchestras. It's an understandable choice, given the unavoidable—and potentially limiting—stylistic associations that come with the big band name. Bassist/composer Michael Formanek playfully calls this 18-piece group Ensemble Kolossus: it represents a bold creative leap forward from his previous quartet recordings Small Places (ECM, 2012) and The Rub and Spare Change (ECM, 2010).

Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson (2005) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 2, 2016
Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson (2005) [TR24][OF]

Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson
Pop | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 159:10 min | 3.07 GB | Front Cover
Label: Epic - Legacy | Tracks: 38 | Rls.date: 2005

The Essential Michael Jackson, a 2-disc greatest hits set compiling songs from as early as 1969's I Want You Back with the Jackson 5 to 2001's Invincible release You Rock My World. Sony. 2005.
Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway (1989) [Re-Up]

Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Venture | # DBEBN 55(4) | Time: 00:40:24

For this, his seventh soundtrack for director Peter Greenaway, Nyman deftly orchestrates a mix of strings, horns, and voices to produce another of his fetching and romantic minimalist backdrops. The opening "Memorial" is the highlight of the lot and drives along with stuttering saxophones, an insistent string arrangement, elegiac brass solos, and the soaring vocals of soprano Sarah Leonard (Leonard would be featured on a large part of the Prospero's Books soundtrack). The piece was originally inspired by a 1985 Belgian soccer match tragedy, in which 39 Italian fans were killed. Nyman utilized a death march in his earlier Greenaway collaboration, Drowning by Numbers, and revives the scheme to great effect here for what would become the main theme of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. Nyman contrasts the piece's climatic quality with two relatively sedate yet brooding numbers.
Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Pop | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46855-2 | Time: 01:09:10

The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance is a good 15-track collection that is equally divided between soft rock like "Popsicle Toes" and smooth jazz. Any curious listener looking for a one-stop introduction to Franks would be well served with this collection. Among the highlights are "The Lady Wants to Know," "Antonio's Song," "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty," "Tiger in the Rain," "Baseball," "Your Secret's Safe with Me," "When I Give My Love to You," "The Art of Love," "Soul Mate," and "Hourglass".

Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 29, 2016
Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson (2005)

Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson (2005)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,11 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 373 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 53 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul, New Jack Swing, Disco, Dance, Pop, Pop Rock
Epic / Legacy / Sony BMG Music Entertainment / MJJ Productions #5204222000

The Essential Michael Jackson is a greatest hits compilation album by American singer Michael Jackson. It was released on July 19, 2005, by Sony Music's catalog division Legacy Recordings as part of The Essential series. The two-disc compilation features thirty-eight hit songs by Michael Jackson, from his days at Motown Records with The Jackson 5 in the late 1960s to his 2001 hit "You Rock My World". As of 2013, the album was certified 3× platinum in the US.

Going the Distance (2010)  Video

Posted by Helladot at May 21, 2016
Going the Distance (2010)

Going the Distance (2010)
BRRip 1080p | MKV | 1920 x 816 | x264 @ 2500 Kbps | 102 min | 2,05 Gb
Audio: English AAC 5.1 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English (srt)
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Erin has just six more weeks as an intern at the New York Sentinel before she returns to San Francisco. That's fine with Garrett since he just got out of a relationship. But their relationship blossoms and it quickly becomes something that they can't just drop in six weeks. They admit to wanting to be boyfriend/girlfriend just on opposite coasts. The distance wears on them, as with their nay-saying friends and sister, and soon they are forced to either break up or come up with a solution that has them living in the same city.

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) {ECM 2267} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 30, 2016
Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) {ECM 2267} [Re-Up]

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) {ECM 2267}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 416MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 213MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Small Places is double bassist/composer Michael Formanek’s follow-up to “The Rub and Spare Change”, his widely lauded ECM debut as a leader. If anything, Small Places is a step beyond this quartet’s first release, with the compositions and improvisation blending so seamlessly that a listener is scarcely able to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Earthy yet atmospheric, this is very 21st-century American jazz, the music brimming with piquant riffs and muscular ostinatos, rich in melodic possibility and the sound of surprise.

Going the Distance: Why Some Companies Dominate and Others Fail  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at March 10, 2016
Going the Distance: Why Some Companies Dominate and Others Fail

Going the Distance: Why Some Companies Dominate and Others Fail
FT Press | 2003 | English | ISBN: 0130461202 | 288 pages | PDF | 2 Mb